UMCOR is responding to the needs of refugees through our close partner Church World Service and its network of over 35 refugee resettlement sites across the country.
UMCOR seeks to meet the needs of refugees and build more welcoming communities by facilitating partnerships between newcomers and local United Methodist congregations.
In addition, UMCOR offers a small number of Refugee Ministry Grants to strengthen projects connected to the church that serve immigrants and refugees. Projects must be community based and have a relationship with a local United Methodist church.
Justice For Our Neighbors (NJFON) is a network of legal clinics based in United Methodist churches around the country. NJFON's goal is to provide hospitality and compassion to low-income immigrants through immigration legal services, advocacy, and education. JFON was founded in 1999 as a ministry within UMCOR.
If you or your congregation feels called to refugee ministry, please contact Joya Colon-Berezin, Ecumenical Relations Coordinator for the Church World Service Immigration and Refugee Program at 212-870-3304 or firstname.lastname@example.org